NEW YORK – Didi Gregorius hit two home runs as the New York Yankees beat the Washington Nationals 3-0 at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday.
Gregorius emerged as the key batter for the Yankees’ win as he struck a solo home run in the second inning, following that up with another homer with the bases empty in the sixth inning.
C.C. Sabathia (4-1) was credited with the victory after pitching 5 2/3 strong innings, allowing just four hits, three walks and striking out three batters.
Closer Aroldis Chapman clinched his 18th save of the season after pitching the ninth, striking out two Nats batters.
Nationals’ Tanner Roark (3-7) was charged with the loss after giving up six hits – including two homers – and three runs in six innings.